Women’s panel to probe ‘attack’ on collector

The state women’s commission will probe the alleged attack on Sambalpur collector Mrinalini Darswal by some lawyers on Monday.

“Some lawyers allegedly attacked the woman collector on Monday. They also ransacked her office in Sambalpur. Lawyers are not above the law,” said Dr Jyoti Panigrahi, the chairperson of State Commission for Women.

She was talking to media persons here on Wednesday after attending a court camp.

She said Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Units ( IAHTU) would be established in all the 30 districts within a year. At present, only six districts have such units.

To check fake marriages in the coastal pockets of Kendrapada and other districts, all marriages should be registered and Self Help Group (SHG) members should take responsibility to register all the marriages,” she said.

A large number of under trial women prisoners have been languishing in the jails of the state owing to non availability of bailers.

The commission would conduct legal camps in the jails to release the women prisoners at the earliest, she added.

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